Tag Archives: Mainframe

The Mainframe Skills Gap

There has been a lot of coverage recently about the growing skills gap in the mainframe environment.  The latest comes from Troy Coleman at IBM Systems Magazine – Read the blog here According to recent research by CA, mainframes still handle … Continue reading

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Misconceptions and Old Wives Tales on DB2 Database Maintenance and Recovery

July 7, 2009, 11 a.m., Eastern Daylight Time, 3:00 p.m. UTC Every database administrator strives to maintain a healthy DB2® environment: It’s part of the daily routine. However, misconceptions about database health can get in the way of a cost-effective … Continue reading

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Join the Z series discussion

As BT famously pronounced “It’s good to talk” – and we’ve been doing a lot of that recently!  In particular we’ve been focussing our “chatty” attention to LinkedIn.  Because we enjoy talking we thought that it is quite likely that … Continue reading

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DB2 for z/OS Plan Stability

One of the major headaches all DB2 users face when upgrading to a new release is the possibility of access path regression. In order to benefit from enhancements to the optimiser, plans and packages need to be rebound under the … Continue reading

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